EXT. MAGNOLIA BOULEVARD, NORTH HOLLYWOOD
Sydney’s futuristic car pulls to the curb in front of the Vermouth, one of several small theaters on a block of auto body shops and used clothing stores. Sydney and Larry get out of the car. The theater’s marquee reads: FLING.
ON THE CROWD – SYDNEY AND LARRY
The 50-seat theater is dark and run down. There are only a dozen people in the audience, mostly young and arty.
EXT. BRENTWOOD MANSION GROUNDS – NIGHT
Napolitano breaks away from some admirers in the house and moves outside toward Celeste, who is drinking and flirting with a waiter away from the crowd. As he walks past a group of high-powered agent-types at the bar --